Kids-Tri triathlon welcomes all competitors to third annual race July 7 in the Silver City

first_imgThe Nelson Cyswogn’ Fun triathlon has been a big hit for more than 25 years.However, there’s a new triathlon starting to make waves — the Kids-Tri event.Participants from ages four to 12 are invited to compete in the third-annual event Saturday, July 7, in Trail. “The race is open to all communities and we encourage young kids to participate in a fun and active event,” said a Kids-Tri spokesperson.The Kids Tri is for kids ages 4-12, with different routes and distances for each age group (4 years; 5-6 years; 7-8 years; 9-10 years; 11-12 years).Cost is $36.00, and every participant will receive their race package which includes a water bottle, t-shirt, swim cap, ball cap, and treats. Competitors also receive a participation medal at the end of the race, and a celebration lunch. Registration deadline is July 4  — no exceptions.For more details call Trail Parks and Recreation at 368‐6484, or the Trail Aquatic Centre at 364‐0888, or email Lisa at lmanaigre@trail.calast_img read more

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Trail Allstars outlast Forest Hills, big game Wednesday against Beacon Hill

first_imgThe hosts finally got into the win column.After three straight losses, the Trail Allstars used a nine-run fourth inning to outlast Forest Hills 15-11 at the 2012 B.C. Little League Championships Tuesday at Andy Bilesky Park in the Silver City.The Allstars pounded Forest Hills pitching for eight hits including a home run by Derek Green.Brendan McKay of Trail and Quinn Hall of Nelson also homered for the Allstars. Green was the winning pitcher for Trail while Ethan Nelson-Hunt took the loss.Trail finished the game with 15 hits.White Rock leads the standings with a 4-0 record.Vancouver’s Dunbar and Hastings are tied for second at 3-1. The Trail Allstars and Beacon Hill are tied for the final playoff spot, each with a victory in four starts.The two teams meet in what should determine the final playoff spot in the four team semi final tonight at 5 p.m. at Andy Bilesky Park.Friday is semi final day with the two winners meeting for the B.C. Title Saturday at noon.The winner represents the province of BC at the Canadian Championships, August 4-11 in Edmonton, Alta.last_img read more

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NHL Draft: ‘Every kids dream to be drafted’ says Nelson’s Dryden Hunt

first_imgThere are only a few Connor McDavid’s or Jack Eichel’s to go around for National Hockey League teams at the 2015 entry draft Friday in Sunrise, Florida.Which is why professional hockey teams pour a ton of money into scouting, to find those sleepers . . . those late round picks that can make the difference.Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is sure he’s one of those late round gems.Fact is the Nelson Minor Hockey grad isn’t even sure he’ll be selected in the top rounds during the upcoming draft.After being passed over during his draft-eligible year in 2014, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward is taking everything in stride.“Obviously it’s a pretty big deal and every kids dream to be drafted into the NHL, but being 19 (years of age) I feel my chances are a bit slim,” Hunt told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the draft which begins Friday at 4 p.m. PT.“If I was 17 or 18 (years old) it would be really exciting,” Hunt adds.“But I’d still love to be picked and go to any team that wanted to take me.”Despite not getting an invitation at the 2014 NHL party, Hunt never let the setback threaten his career.Instead, he used the disappointment as motivation, experiencing a very successful offseason and Western Hockey League campaign.After the draft, the Carolina Hurricanes came calling with a free-agent offer.The 19-year-old Hunt parlayed a successful camp with the Hurricanes into a spot on club’s Prospect’s Team at a tournament last September in Traverse City, Michigan. Hunt then returned to Regina Pats of the WHL where the speedy forward put up some great numbers — 14 goals, 37 assists — before being moved to Medicine Hat Tigers in trade deadline deal — and 19 goals and 17 assists.The son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt then helped the Tigers advance past the first round of the Eastern Division playoffs before being knocked out by the Calgary Hitmen.Hunt scored five goals and added two assists in 10 playoff games.“It was tough not being selected (in the 2014 NHL draft) but I was able to get some experience with Carolina as a free agent,” explained Hunt, who has spoken to some scouts during the season but nothing really serious.“That gave me some redemption of not being drafted. And that fueled my season. . .. Plus I had some great linemates in Regina that helped also and I was able to keep that going after I was traded to Medicine Hat.”Hunt, who some project could be drafted in the fourth round, played minor hockey in Nelson, capturing a Bantam Provincial title before heading to play at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask.He returned back to the Heritage City in 2010-11 to play in the BC Major Midget Hockey League with the Kootenay Ice before landing a spot in the WHL with Regina after being picked up by the Pats in a trade with Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook.Hunt, who was counted on to kill penalties this season along with being an obvious regular with the man-advantage, played two plus seasons for the Pats before the recent trade to Medicine Hat.“I’ve always tried to prove people wrong,” Hunt said when asked about is success.“My parents always told me to be the hardest working player on the ice and that will get you farther than just talent so I work extra hard all the time.”Hunt, whose younger brother Sawyer helped Kimberley Dynamiters win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title in March, has been back in Nelson working with local fitness trainer Cody Abbey to stay in shape.However, with no ice in Nelson during part of the summer, Hunt is off to Kelowna this weekend to train before heading to Calgary to work with Crash Conditioning, a company designed for elite hockey athletes of all ages based around hard work, devotion, and strong minded athletes.No doubt with this dedication, and skill, Dryden Hunt will find a place to continue his career at the professional level.Where, and who for, will definitely be a bonus for the scout going out on the limb with a late round pick.DRAFT NEWS: The first round of the draft is held Friday (June 26) and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 4 p.m., PT. Rounds 2-7 will be held on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 10 a.m., ET, with NHL Network providing live coverage to viewers throughout North America. . . . Nelson native Morey Gare will not be at the table of the Edmonton Oilers for this draft. Gare, head pro scout for Edmonton for the past decade and had been with the Oil since 2001, was relieved of his duties along with head amateur scout Stu MacGregor and two other members of the scouting staff — Brad Davis and Kent Hawley — a week before the draft.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl’s Selects

first_imgIt’s never easy for staff at Mallard’s Source for sports to choose the Team of the Week recipient during Rep Soccer Playdown season.That’s because Nelson Youth Soccer fields so many good teams. However, following a close look at the winners heading off to the BC Soccer Provincial B Championships, Mallard’s staff settled on the Nelson U14 Girl’s Selects as the Team of the Week winner.The squad posted a 4-1 victory over Kootenay East from Cranbrook in the Kootenay Final to advance to the BC Soccer Provincial B Championships July 7-10 in Penticton.Ella Peloso held off the Kootenay East charge in goal while Farrah Marzicola, with a pair of goals and Abby Teasdale and Aube Jolicoeur scored for the Nelson-based cluub.Sydney Benson, Anna Bakas, Abby Teasdale, Aube Jolicoeur, Ivie Lock-Luttmer, Abby Jackson, Teigan Barnhart, Ruby Linnen, Nicola Anderson, Isabel Curiston. Front, Freya Holman, Phoenix Tailleur, Alexis Dyck, Semegn Atkinson, Ella Peloso, Farrah Marzicola and Addis Atkinson.Coaches are Clive Jackson and Darren Peloso.last_img read more

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Bombers soccer squad earns split in Central Okanagan

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers took to the road to test their skills against top-ranked teams this past weekend in the Central Okanagan.Bomber Seniors earned a split during the two-game swing to Vernon against Seaton and Kalamalka.LVR opened with a win over Seaton 4-2 before dropping a 6-1 decision to a top-ranked Lakers squad.Sharing in the goal scoring for the Bombers were Moss Caney, Keegan Carmichael, Liam Shandro, Diego Navajo and Milo Klein.The Junior Bombers also made the trip. The team lost 5-3 to Kalamalka before finishing the road trip with a 2-2 draw against Seaton.The Bomber Seniors travel to Cranbrook for a tournament October 12-13.Zone Finals are set for October 26 and BC Championships November 26-28. The L.V. Rogers Bombers took to the road to test their skills against provincially ranked competition this past weekend in the Central Okanagan.Bomber Seniors earned a split during the two-game swing to Vernon against Seaton and Kalamalka.LVR opened with a win over Seaton 4-2 before dropping a 6-1 decision to a top-ranked Lakers squad.Sharing in the goal scoring for the Bombers were Moss Caney, Keegan Carmichael, Liam Shandro, Diego Navajo and Milo Klein.The Junior Bombers also made the trip. The team lost 5-3 to Kalamalka before finishing the road trip with a 2-2 draw against Seaton.The Bomber Seniors travel to Cranbrook for a tournament October 12-13. Zone Finals are set for October 26 with the Provincials November 26-28.last_img read more

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Loughrea secure Western Hygiene Supplies Premier Division Status

first_imgRemaining Games;18/05/201719:30 – Corrib Celtic v Galway Hibs 20/05/201717:00 – West Utd v Mervue Utd17:30 – St Bernards v Corrib Celtic 21/05/201711:00 – Colemanstown Utd v Galway Hibs The League Table now reads… Last night in the Western Hygiene Supplies Premier Division, Loughrea defeated Salthill Devon 4-3 to guarantee their Premier status.center_img 26/05/201719:00 – Corrib Rangers v Mervue Utd 28/05/201711:00 – Corrib Celtic v Salthill Devon14:00 – Loughrea v West Utdprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 24/05/201719:30 – Loughrea v Galway Hibslast_img

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Galway Wins Leinster Senior Hurling Title – Commentary and Reaction

first_imgGalway are the Leinster Senior Hurling Champions for the second year in a row following a 1-28 to 3-15 win over Kilkenny in the replay in Semple Stadium Sunday Afternoon. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Niall Canavan and Conor Hayes Then Spoke About Galway’s win after the gameAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/CONOR%20AND%20NIALL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sean Walsh Spoke to Galway manager Micheal Donoghue After the gameAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/MICHEAL%20DONOGHUE%20POST%20KILKENNY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Finally, Sean spoke to Cathal MannionAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/CATHAL%20MANNION%20POST%20KILKENNY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The View from the stand following Galway’s Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Wincenter_img Jason Flynn was next to speak to SeanAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/JASON%20FLYNN%20POST%20KILKENNY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/LEINSTER%20SENIOR%20HURLING%20FINAL%20REPLAY%202018.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sean then spoke to Gearoid McInerneyAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/GEAROID%20MC%20POST%20KILKENNY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Here is another chance to hear the commentary on the replay from Sean Walsh, Conor Hayes, Niall Canavan and Liam Hodgins.last_img read more

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Sara McFadden became first visually impaired person to compete in Irish rallying

first_imgPaul Nagle said: “Sara’s story is a genuine inspiration and it goes to show that with the right attitude, you can achieve almost anything. Not only is she an inspiration to everyone in motorsport, she’s an inspiration for everyone living with a disability. I wish her all the best in her navigating career and who knows, we many appear on the same entry list for a rally some day in the future.”Sara has indicated that she will be competing again very soon so let’s watch this space.The following is a link to some footage of her first event. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Sara has been receiving messages of support from all over the world including from Ireland’s very own WRC Rally Winning Co-Driver Paul Nagle who has been following Sara’s story since she received her Licence from Motorsport Ireland.center_img On the 22nd of July 2018, Sara McFadden became the first visually impaired person to compete in Irish rallying when she navigated for her dad Keith in the Imokilly Stages Rally, Cork.last_img read more

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Galway and Kerry Name Sides For All-Ireland Ladies U16 Football Final

first_imgGalway and Kerry have named their teams for the Ladies Under 16 All-Ireland Football Final tomorrow evening in Toomevara, Co Tipperary. Kerry, looking for a fifth title in their history are back the final for the first time since 2016, when the Kingdom collected a second consecutive All-Ireland win in this grade. It’s also the second time in four years that Galway and Kerry will have met in the final. Kerry claimed bragging rights in 2015 and between them, the finalists have won the last three All-Ireland U16 A championships.In their semi-finals, Galway and Kerry got past the challenges of Donegal and Kildare respectively. Galway’s victory over Donegal was a little bit more straightforward than Kerry’s passage to another final. Indeed, the Kingdom needed extra-time before seeing off a gallant Kildare in what was a thrilling encounter.The Teams Are…Galway team: 1        Ava Murray Claregalway2        Louise Coen Corofin3        Megan Walsh Grainne Mhaols4        Samantha Fahy Kilkerrin/Clonberne5        Sophie Healy Dunmore McHales6        Emma Madden Salthill Knocknacarra7        Chellene Trill Claregalway8        Therese Kinnevey Killannin9        Hannah Noone Kilkerrin/Clonberne (Captain)10      Niamh McPeake Naomh Mhuire11      Laura Kelly Salthill/Knocknacarra12      Shauna Brennan Claregalway13      Eva Noone Kilkerrin/Clonberne14      Aoife O’Rourke Tuam/Cortoon15      Kate Slevin Claregalway16      Roseanna Baille Naomh Anna Leitir Mór17      Ciara Murray Caltra Cuans18      Verona Crowley Naomh Mhuire19      Fodhla Ni Bhraonain Micheal Breathnach20      Mary Nic Dhonncha An Cheathru Rua21      Hannah Walsh Claregalway22      Eimear Mitchell Annaghdown23      Kiara Kearney Claregalway24      Ellen Power Maigh Culinn25      Ilena Davoren Maigh Culinn26      Lucy Hynes Maigh Culinn27      Clodagh Lyons Tuam Cortoon28      Shauna Butler Barna29      Niamh Collins Glenamaddy/Williamstown30      Laura Flynn Claregalway Kerry team: 1        Ciara Butler Castlegregory2        Maud Kelly Fossa3        Rachel O’Connor Corcha Dhuibhne4        Ava Doherty Glenflesk5        Gemma Kearney Castleisland Desmonds6        Rachel Dwyer Southern Gaels (Captain)7        Aoife Dillane Austin Stacks8        Mary O’Connell Na Gaeil9        Aisling O’Connell Ballymacelligott10      Rachel Kilgallen John Mitchels11      Danielle O’Leary Rathmore12      Ella Teahan Miltown Listry13      Clodagh Evans Miltown Listry14      Siofra O’Shea Southern Gaels15      Mary Collins Rathmore16      Claire Fealey Laune Rangers17      Ciara McCarthy Abbeydorney18      Ciara Fitzgerald Currow19      Kerri Ann Hanrahan Killarney Legion20      Chloe O’Connor Firies21      Tara Murphy Killarney Legion22      Aoife O’Flaherty Finuge/St Senans23      Cliona Murphy Southern Gaels24      Roisin Griffin Cromane25      Fodhla Houlihan Laune Rangers26      Susan Cahill Rathmore27      Elaine O’Donoghue Firies28      Maggie Kingston Beaufort29      Ellie McElligott Ballymacelligott30      Mairead Ni Chiobhain Corcha Dhuibhne Both of the competing counties, Galway and Kerry, are no strangers to All-Ireland U16 A finals in recent times. Galway are the holders and aiming to win the title for a fourth time. If they do so, it will represent the first time that the county has managed to secure back-to-back All-Ireland U16 A crowns.center_img Manager:    Stephen Hession CorofinMentors:     Eugene Kearney ClaregalwayMentors:     Padraig Daveron Maigh CulinnMentors:     Sinead Madden Salthill/KnocknacarraMentors:     Anne Lyons Menlough/SkehanaPhysio:       Anne Lyons Manager: Rory Kilgallen John MitchelsMentors: Christina Curtin Kerins O’RahillysMentors: Frank McLoughlin Kerins O’RahillysMentors: Mick Hannafin ChurchillMentors: Daniel Fleming Kerins O’RahillysMentors: Joby Costello Listowel EmmetsPhysio: Lorraine Wallprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Chloe Magee Announced as Flagbearer for European Games Opening Ceremony

first_imgAccepting the honour Magee said, “It’s a great honour to be leading Team Ireland inthe opening ceremony at the European Games and thank you for selecting me to dothis. I am very proud to have represented Ireland in three Olympic Games and amparticularly honoured to be carrying the flag in Minsk, having great memoriesof winning bronze in the first ever European Games in 2015.”The Flagbearer Announcement was made by FionaMuldoon, CEO of FBD Insurance at a media event which ran in conjunction with ateam preparation day for Team Ireland, attended by Team Ireland sponsors,partners and athletes.The European Games in Minsk will see over 4000athletes from 50 countries compete across 200 events. Sixty-five Irish athletesacross nine sports will be competing in Minsk, with five  sports confirmedas part of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification process; archery, athletics, badminton,cycling road, judo and shooting.Team Ireland will field teams in Archery, Athletics,Badminton, Boxing, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo and Shooting. TEAM IRELANDArcheryMaeve Reidy (Recurve)Athletics (15)Men (7)Nelvin Appiah-Konadu (High Jump), Brandon Arrey (4 x400m), Stephen Gaffney (100m), Conall Kirk (Pursuit), Andrew Mellon (4 x 400m),Gerard O’Donnell (110m H),  Paul White(Pursuit).Women (8)Grace Casey (Javelin), Ciara Deely (4 x 400m),Sinead Denny (4 x 400m), Victoria Harris (Pursuit Race), Sarah Lavin (100mHurdles), Sophie Meredith (Long Jump), Amy O’Donoghue (Pursuit Race), NiamhWhelan (100m),*Reserves (6): PaulByrne, Luke Lennon-Ford, Kelly McGrory, Catherine McManus, Lily-Ann O’Hora,Rolus Olusa Badminton (6)Singles (2)Rachael Darragh (Singles), Nhat Nguyen (Singles),Doubles (4)Chloe Magee (Mixed Doubles), Samuel Magee (MixedDoubles),Joshua Magee (Men’s Doubles), Paul Reynolds (Men’sDoubles).Boxing (13)Men (9)Anthony Browne (Men’s Heavy -91kg), Regan Daly(Men’s Light Fly -49kg), Dean Gardiner (Men’s Super Heavy +91kg), BrendanIrvine (Men’s Fly -52kg), James McGivern (Men’s Light Welter -69kg), Kieran Molloy (Men’s Welter -69kg), MichaelNevin (Men’s Middle -75kg), Kurt Walker (Men’s Bantam -56kg), Joseph Ward (Men’sLight Heavy -81kg).Women (4)Kellie Harrington (Women’s Light -60kg), Aoife O’Rourke (Women’s Middle -75kg), GrainneWalsh (Women’s Welter -69kg), Michaela Walsh (Women’s Feather -57kg). Canoe Sprint (2)Jenny Egan (Women’s K1 200, 500, 5000), Ronan Foley(Men’s K1 200, 500, 5000)Cycling (16)Road Men (5)Mark Downey, Conor Dunne, Robert Jon McCarthy, RyanMullen, Michael O’LoughlinRoad Women (1)Alice SharpeTrack Men (5)Mark Downey, Felix English, JB Murphy, Marc Potts,Fintan RyanTrack Women (6)Lydia Boylan, Mia Griffin, Lydia Gurley, Shannon McCurley, Robyn Stewart, Orla WalshGymnastics (2)EmmaSlevin (Women’s All-Around), Adam Steele (Men’sAll-Around)Judo Nathon Burns (Men’s Half-light weight -66kg), BenFletcher (Men’s Half-heavy weight -100kg), Megan Fletcher (Women’s Middleweight -70kg)Shooting Aoife Gormally (Women’s Shotgun Trap)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Magee will be competing in the mixed doubles inMinsk, partnering with her brother Sam, with whom she won a bronze at theEuropean Championships in 2017. The Magee family, from Raphoe in Donegal are adominant force in Irish and international badminton with her brother JoshuaMagee competing in the men’s doubles in Minsk with Paul Reynolds, and her nieceRachael Darragh competing in the women’s singles. Three time Olympian and European Games bronzemedallist Chloe Magee has been announced as the flagbearer for the openingceremony of the European Games in Minsk next month. Ireland’s leading femalebadminton player for over ten years will lead Team Ireland into the DinamoStadium on the 21 June for the second edition of the event. last_img read more

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